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Poet's Corner



Snow soft and pretty

on a windy winter day,

pure white and undisturbed,

it beckons us to play.

Pushed by plows, the cars fly by.

Snow blackens from the dirt,

soon becoming something else,

something we call Snirt.

Now a pity, not so pretty,

until a warmer day,

when a cleansing rain falls down

to wash the Snirt away.

Kalman Stein is a Philadelphia native who spent summers on Almshouse Road and moved back 60 years later. Stein managed charities for 40 years, including 26 as president and CEO of EarthShare.

Poet’s Corner is curated by Bucks County Poet Laureate Emeritus Tom Mallouk and supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Marv and Dee Ann Woodall.

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Note from the curator: Mark your calendars for Tuesday April 30 to attend an open mic event at the Doylestown public library on the theme of Poetry and Repair. Information:

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